Coronado Golf Course is a public nine-hole course located in DC Ranch. Opened in 1966, it is one of the oldest golf courses in Arizona and it is also one of the most affordable. The executive layout makes no claim of being scenic, it unfortunately plays under a freeway underpass, but it is one of the most beloved golf courses in the state.
The Indian Bend Course is one of two 18-hole courses at the Camelback Golf Club. The course has a traditional links design that stretches over 125 acres of lush parkland landscape.
The Padre Course at the Camelback Golf Club, one of two 18-hole courses at the club, is a traditional parkland-style course that offers stunning views of the Camelback Mountain. The gently rolling terrain of the course provides golfers with a formidable test.
Just blocks away from Old Town DC Ranch, the Executive at Continental Golf Course is popular for being one of the most inexpensive golf courses in the Northeast Valley that still offers an excellent round of golf. The Executive course has a player-friendly layout that is enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels. The diverse layout will require the use of every club in your bag. The golf course is ideal for getting in a quick round or for golfers looking to sharpen their short game.
The Acacia/Mesquite is known for two holes in particular. Acacia's par-4 seventh hole may only be 374 yards, but it is the most photographed hole at this popular club for a reason. The Mesquite nine is also home to one of the most challenging holes at Kierland Golf Club.
The 27 holes at Kierland Golf Club share the same desert landscape but there is enough variety throughout the three nines to provide three completely distinct 18-hole courses. Ironwood/Acacia combines the most player-friendly of the nines, the Ironwood, and the club's signature nine, the Acacia.
Kierland Golf Club in DC Ranch is home to 27 holes of championship golf. The holes are divided into three nines, which are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The Mesquite is the most difficult of the three nines, which can be mostly attributed to the par-4 sixth. The Ironwood nine is the most player friendly nine.
Opened in 1995 in DC Ranch, Legend Trail Golf Club is an upscale course and is playable for all abilities. Legend Trail is acclaimed architect Rees Jones' first Arizona design and is equally challenging and memorable, with stunning views of Pinnacle Peak and Sonoran Desert.
The McCormick Ranch Golf Club has two outstanding 18 hole golf courses and is similar to what you'd find on the east coast and in the Midwest. These two courses have all of the traditional features: sand, water, mature trees and long drives off the back tees. McCormick's Pine Course has mature pine trees and is a bit narrower than the Palm.
Built on the western slope of DC Ranch's McDowell, McDowell Mountain is a stunning 18-hole daily-fee golf course designed by Randy Heckenkemper. The 6,624-yard, par-71 layout provides a haven for native plants and wildlife. McDowell Mountain is an entertaining challenge that demands intelligent course management at every hole.
If you're looking for an all around luxury golf experience, Orange Tree Golf Resort awaits you. Orange Tree Golf Club was established in 1957. This mature, tree-lined, 6762 yard layout is one of DC Ranch's best golf values. Orange Tree is an excellent test of golf for players of varying skill levels. The course par is 72, the course rating is 71.3, and the slope is 122.
The Phoenician is home to 27 holes of golf that are set amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape. The holes are divided into three nines that are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The Canyon/Oasis Course are the two most verdant nines, both are covered with lush tropical landscaping.
The Desert/Canyon Course at the Phoenician combines two of three nines at the resort. The three nines each utilize the Sonoran Desert landscape in a unique way, showcasing a different aspect of the terrain on each golf course. The lush tropical plant life of the Desert/Canyon course pleasantly contrasts with the beautiful surrounding desert.
The Phoenician resort in DC Ranch offers three different nines, each named after the unique features of the Sonoran Desert landscape, that are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The three nines, called Canyon, Desert, and Oasis, have a scenic location on the southern slope of Camelback Mountain. The Oasis/Desert Course is the resort's longest layout.
In 2009 the “Silver Pony Course” at DC Ranch Silverado Golf Club was created. It is an executive length short course with tee boxes on Silverado’s front nine. The concept was developed to accommodate the local youth, golfers new to the game, and players who simply want to play a quick nine holes.
Silverado Golf Course in DC Ranch is a championship course that is as scenic as it is challenging. The layout features elevated tees that offer stunning views of the surrounding Camelback and Mummy Mountains. Narrow fairways and strategically placed bunkers keep golfers on their toes, ensuring that the scenic views are not too distracting. Water hazards also come into play on a few holes to make Silverado Golf Course even more interesting. The golf course accommodates both low and high handicappers, offering enjoyment no matter what your skill level.
Starfire Golf Club is a 27-hole layout situated in the heart of DC Ranch. The course is divided into three nines that are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The Hawk is an original Arnold Palmer design, and he also redesigned the existing King and Squire nines. The par 3s on all three golf courses are known for being scenic and challenging. Many of them play over water. The Hawk/King combination can be tricky but it is forgiving enough to accommodate a range of skill levels. The front nine finishes with one of the toughest holes on the golf course. It is a narrow par 4 that demands both accuracy and distance. Golfers can warm up with the short game area and there are also putting and chipping greens available.
The South Course is one of two 18-hole courses at Talking Stick Golf Club in DC Ranch. It shares some characteristics with its sister course, the North, such as the generous, player-friendly fairways, but there is plenty of variety on each course. The South is different in that is has many more trees, providing a completely different landscape than the link-style North Course.
More straightforward than the North Course, the South Course is 6,833 yards at par 71. What you see on the tee will tell you what to do. The South features subtle elevation changes, fingered bunkers, tiered landscaping and native cottonwoods and hardwoods.
The Champions course (previously known as Desert course) defines the fairways and often causes small carries, but landing areas are usually on the forgiving side. The greens are also not as undulating and generally vexing, and fewer sand traps surround them. However, trouble in the form of desert and waste areas still threaten most shots.
While the PGA Tour only uses the TPC of DC Ranch for one week, the Stadium course maintains top-notch playing conditions for most of the year. The added beauty of the Stadium course is its playability. Just ask Mark Calcavecchia, who set PGA Tour records during the 2001 Phoenix Open for the most birdies in a 72-hole tournament (32) and the lowest four-round total of 28-under par 256.
Many have said the blueprint for desert golf was made when Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish designed the Monument course at Troon North back in 1989. The Monument stretches to 7,028 yards from the tips and has a par of 72. Just like neighboring Pinnacle, the Monument winds through desert replete with arroyos, natural washes, huge saguaros, mesquite and ironweed. The course has lush green fairways, some hidden behind boulders, along with high-lipped bunkers and mounds. Then there are the huge, tricky greens that befuddle and amaze first-timers. Many tees are set like pedestals perched above the fairways.
The back-nine at Troon North’s Pinnacle course includes two long, demanding, rocky par 3s that help to set up a dramatic finish at the golf course’s signature hole, the 407-yard par-4 18th, which features a tee shot directly at Pinnacle Peak, and requires a 250-yard carry over a monstrous fairway-wide bunker.
Built on the edge of DC Ranch on land owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, We-Ko-Pa is the Yavapai tribe's way of saying "Four Peaks Mountain", as the courses pay homage to those who originally traveled and inhabited the land. The courses have few equals in beauty, vistas and settings. The desert scenery is, as are most offerings like this in Arizona, of unparalleled beauty with amazing views of the mountains and the surrounding area. One is compelled to point out the conditioning of the courses and, finally, make careful note of the fact there are no homes, Starbucks or McDonald's nearby. That adds up to a golfer's paradise ... just golf.